Urban Economics Conference: The Future of Cities

Consumer finance and new technologies: research and practice

The Guthrie Center for Real Estate  at Northwestern University is hosting a conference on "The Future of Cities," on Friday, September 6 at Northwestern's Evanston campus. The program will include six papers on urban economics and public policies addressing urban issues, followed by discussant remarks and floor discussion. 

The mission of the Guthrie Center for Real Estate is to provide students with cutting-edge and academically-sound tools and knowledge that will prepare them for leadership positions in the real estate industry and to create and foster research on urban economics, real estate markets and public policies pertaining to real estate.

September 6, 2019

Please contact us with any questions.

Kellogg Conferences Team

Political Economy in the Chicago Area

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Friday, September 6, 2019


Time Event
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
"Does Eviction Cause Poverty? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Cook County, IL"
Postdoctoral Research Fellow / University of Chicago

Professor of Finance / David Eccles School of Business
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
“The Effects of Gentrification on the Well-Being and Opportunity of Original Resident Adults and Children”
Community Development Economic Advisor / Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Assistant Professor of Finance / Stanford Graduate School of Business
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
"Trickle-Down Housing Economics"
Associate Professor of Finance / Kellogg School of Management

Associate Professor of Economics / University of Illinois
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
"The Welfare Effect of Road Congestion Pricing: Experimental Evidence and Equilibrium Implications"
Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics / Harvard University

Professor / Brown University
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
“Cognitive Hubs and Spatial Redistribution”
Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics / Princeton University

Professor and Paul V. Profeta Chair in Real Estate / Rutgers Business School
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
"Occupy Government: Democracy and the Dynamics of Personnel Decisions and Public Finances"
C.F. Koo Professor, Professor of Real Estate, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy / The Wharton School

Assistant Professor of Finance; Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow and Fama Faculty Fellow / Chicago Booth School of Business


Getting Here & Parking

Major airlines fly into both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. O’Hare Airport is approximately 45 minutes from Kellogg and Midway Airport is approximately 60 minutes from Kellogg, but you may want to allow more time for traffic.

Taxi service from both airports can be arranged in advance of your visit for a reduced fare. Pre-arranged rides start at approximately $35 from O’Hare and $50 from Midway. For up-to-date fare information, please contact a taxi service directly. 
Upon arriving, park at North Campus Parking Garage (2311 North Campus Drive.)  After parking, proceed to the elevator nearest stairwell A or B (south side of the garage) to the first floor. Exit the garage and cross Campus Drive: take the sidewalk to the left (east) of the Searle Building. Continue south, following the signs to the Kellogg Global Hub on the east (left) side of the walkway.  Before leaving the Global Hub, make sure to ask the front desk staff for a validated parking ticket to exit the garage.

Where to Stay

Hyatt House Evanston:
A reservation block has been made at the Hyatt House in Evanston. Once you have registered for the conference, please click this link to reserve your hotel room or call the Hyatt House at 1-866-974-9288. Please identify yourself as part of the Urban Economics Conference if booking by phone or use the code G-IURB if booking online.